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Conditions that contribute to motor vehicle accidents

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents in the Tuscon area, it is imperative to plan for the many issues and conditions that may arise and impact your safety. Cars, especially late model vehicles, have many safety features that minimize the risk of collision that some drivers take for granted. These safety features do not reduce the need for responsible driving behaviors and attentiveness, mainly when there are nasty road and weather conditions.

Many weather-related motor vehicle collisions are preventable with the help of precautions. Below are a few common weather conditions you should be mindful of every time you drive.

Wet pavements

Damp and wet conditions from rain, snow and ice create slick traveling conditions. There are times when wet driving conditions are unavoidable. During those times, motorists should reduce their speeds, allow more traveling distance between their cars and those around them, and use their wipers to improve visibility.

Fog and dust

Foggy weather often occurs with precipitation and can have a drastic impact on visibility. High wind gusts can also contribute to dusty conditions and reduce visibility. Driving with low visibility makes it harder for drivers to see and adequately anticipate the actions of other drivers and the proximity of their vehicles. Visibility can compromise further during night driving.

Pavement integrity

The weather and many other factors have a significant effect on the condition of the roads. Damaged pavements and potholes can damage tires and vehicles, and cause drivers to lose control of their cars.

Motorists can increase their safety in times of adverse weather and road conditions by maintaining their vehicles and keeping current on all repairs. They should also use their headlights, check the weather and road conditions before traveling, drive slower, avoid unnecessary driving maneuvers, and stay completely alert.

Car and truck accidents often have unforeseen consequences for everyone involved, especially the victims. Not only must they deal with the inconvenience of an unexpected collision, but they must also find ways to deal with any injuries they incur. Accident victims and eligible family members are entitled to compensation when the negligence of another motorist is the cause of their situations.

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